Upcoming Events

Please note that the events listed below are Shetland Arts programmed events only. Details of these events and others taking place in our venues, and throughout Shetland are available at www.shetlandboxoffice.org. Details of all upcoming events and films at Mareel can be found below or at www.mareel.org or http://m.mareel.org

08 October 2012 - 08 October 2014

Mareel Film Listings

08 March 2014 - 20 April 2014

Louise Schmid 'ORA BLU'

Public Opening: Saturday 8 March, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 8 March - Sunday 20 April. Louise Schmid is a Swiss born artists, living and working in Glasgow. Her new work for ORA BLU has been developed from numerous drawings during her residency at the Booth in Sclaooway during 2011. The exhibition explores symbiotic alliances between art and imaginiative sustainable developments, including water and air cleansing plants. Louise will be giving an informal talk at the Public Opening. Lower Gallery: Prints. Craft Cabinet: UK Craft.

26 April 2014 - 01 June 2014

The Shetland Open 'Home'

Public Opening: Saturday 26 April, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 26 April - Sunday 1 June. The Open welcomes entries from amateur, professional, and student artists and craft makers, aged 18 and over, who are linked to Shetland by birth, education, or residency. This year's theme of 'home' can be interpreted in any way possible. It refers to the name 'Bonhoga' or 'My Spiritual Home' in celebration of the gallery's 20th anniverary. Category winners will have the opportunity to exhibit in a group show at Bonhoga in 2015. Lower Gallery & Craft Cabinet: The Barins' Shetland Open in any medium, 2 or 3-dimensional, on the theme of 'home.'

23 May 2014 - 23 May 2014

Martin Simpson

Ragged Wood Promotions in association with Shetland Arts present Martin Simpson. Talented English folk guitarist and singer-songwriter Martin Simpson pays his first ever visit to Shetland. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. Martin has been a professional musician for 35 years. He has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the 12 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He has twice won musician of the year, and also won two awards for his 2008 album Prodigal Son. All ages are welcomed.

07 June 2014 - 20 July 2014

Bill Brown 'Message in a Bottle'

Public Opening: Saturday 7 June, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 7 June to Sunday 20 July. Bill Brown retired recently from his job as Head of Ceramic Design at Glasgow School of Art and is currently in the process of returning to Shetland and setting up a workshop in Voe. Both craftsman and designer, this exhibition showcases the diversity of his skills within the medium of ceramics. As well as teaching, Bill has exhibited work widely in the UK, mainland Europe, USA and Australia. Lower Gallery & Craft Cabinet: Silvana McLean 'Northlandings.'

08 June 2014 - 08 June 2014

Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes

Shetland Arts presents Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes. Playing a wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self written favourites, Barbara and Rab recall their early years playing in Scottish folk clubs and concert halls.

26 July 2014 - 07 September 2014

20:20

Public Opening: Saturday 26 July, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 26 July to Sunday 7 September. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Bonhoga Gallery, an artist from each year of the gallery's exhibition programme has been invited to create a new piece of work inspired by an object they are given. Each object relates in some way to the Mill's history, location, or use. Lower Gallery and Craft Cabinet: Work by recipients of the Shetland Arts' Visual Art & Craft Awards, supported by Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council. Stairwell Projection: Shetland Moving Image Archive.

13 September 2014 - 26 October 2014

Jen Deschenes 'Common Thread'

Public Opening: Saturday 13 September, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 13 September to Sunday 26 October. Jen Deschenes is a textile artist who was born and brought up in Whalsay, studied Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art and is now based in the Highlands. The exhibition presents a visual narrative through textiles, in response to her Shetland heritage. Her work explores the re-creation of intimate and nostalgic objects, illustrationg and realising a contemporary personal story with a strong desire to promote and carry on into the future, the ways of the past. Lower Gallery & Craft Cabinet: Judith Yarrow ' The Booth, The Box, and The Book.'

01 November 2014 - 23 November 2014

Peerie Christmas

Public Opening: Saturday 1 November, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 1 to Sunday 23 November. The best selected art and craft collections from studios and designers based in Shetland and throughout the UK. The exhibition will extend to the lower garry and cabinets, and will continue for the duration of the Tate ARTIST ROOMS On Tour exhibition until February 2014. A chance to buy6 unusual and bespoke gifts for Christmas, or a New Year treat for yourself! Lower Gallery & Craft Cabinet: Peerie Christmas.

29 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

ARTIST ROOMS Don McCullin 'Fallen'

Public Opening: Saturday 29 November, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 29 November to Sunday 22 February 2014. Don McCullin worked for over 20 years documenting conflict and social deprivation throughout the world. His iconic photographs provide an extremely powerful contemplation of humanity. This is the first time these images have been shown as part of ARTIST ROOMS, in a join exhibition at Bonhoga and Da Gadderie. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and in Scotland, Creative Scotland, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.

29 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

ARTIST ROOMS Don McCullin 'Fallen'

Public Opening: Saturday 29 November, 11am - 1pm. Exhibition: Saturday 29 November to Sunday 22 February 2014. Don McCullin worked for over 20 years documenting conflict and social deprivation throughout the world. His iconic photographs provide an extremely powerful contemplation of humanity. This is the first time these images have been shown as part of ARTIST ROOMS, in a join exhibition at Bonhoga and Da Gadderie. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and in Scotland, Creative Scotland, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.

Tickets

Tickets for events can be purchased over the phone from Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555, in person at Mareel and Islesburgh Community Centre, or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org.

Gift Vouchers

We offer a Shetland Arts Gift Voucher which can be used for any Shetland Arts’ event, film or purchase at Bonhoga Gallery, The Garrison Theatre, or Mareel. For more information, please contact Shetland Arts office 01595 743843 or Bonhoga Gallery 01595 745750.

For past events see our Events Archive page.

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